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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #34. Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2022: #34. Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin

The Banshees of Inisherin

Officially five features into his feature filmmaking career, The Banshees of Inisherin was meant to begin production in 2020 but that was delayed until August of 2021. Filmed in Ireland, Martin McDonagh re-enlisted Colin Farrell (who appeared in the filmmaker’s In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths), Brendan Gleeson (who appeared in short McDonagh’s Six Shooter, In Bruges), Kerry Condon (worked on McDonagh’s award-winning third picture Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and first-timer Barry Keoghan onboard what will be a comedy about verbal argument pushes come to shove. The film score is provided by Carter Burwell.

Gist: This is the story of a pair of lifelong friends on a remote Irish island who find themselves at an awkward time in their relationship when one of them no longer wants to be friends.

Release Date/Prediction: There’s a multitude of options here for the Searchlight folks but we think they’ll attempt something for the fall festival circuit with Telluride, Venice, TIFF, NYFF.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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